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Dabblers 08:21
Nod to Don 04:03
Dear Toy 05:32
Cotillion 09:38
Birdcage 09:22
Family 06:58


A compilation of live recordings, primarily from the Knitting Factory “What is Jazz?” Festival in 1996, this is the first recording of the Jessica Jones Quartet, featuring its California iteration of Jessica & Tony Jones on sax, with the adventurous rhythm section of bassist Trevor Dunn and drummer Elliot Kavee. Of historic interest is the fact that this is recorded before all four of the members moved to New York City in the following years. Additional pieces are included from a performance at San Jose State University and on KPFA radio, two great institutions supporting creative jazz on the west coast. Released by Nine Winds records, due to the grace of Vinny Golia, another great west coast institution supporting creative music.

Originally, the Knitting Factory recordings were not going to be included on the CD, but Elliot convinced Jessica that the spontaneous fire was worth documenting.


released May 14, 2004

The Jessica Jones Quartet is
Jessica Jones - Tenor Saxophone
Tony Jones - Tenor Saxophone
Trevor Dunn - Bass
Elliot Humberto Kavee - Drums

Recorded mostly live 1993-1996 by Jeff Cressman, CJ Eichinger, Kent Yeglin/Lyuba Birinbaum/Esten Lindgren & Vic Owens. Master by Myles Boisen, photos by Jacqueline A. Ford. Cover Design & Layout by Vinny Golia, Jeff Atherton & J. Jones.
Compositions by Jessica Jones, except for Dear Toy and Birdcage, which were composed by Tony Jones.
All compositions P & C Nine Winds BMI 1997


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Jessica Jones Brooklyn, New York

Jessica Jones is a pianist, tenor saxophonist and composer.

For the past 20 years, her primary musical outlet has been the Jessica Jones Quartet. Outside her band, Jessica is a jazz educator and consultant who works with children on improvisation and composition with the Stanford Jazz Workshop, the Vision Festival, and Brooklyn Friends School, as well as with her nonprofit organization, REVA. ... more

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